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Free meals for students at Clinton Public School District extended through May 28, 2021

The Clinton Public School District’s Department of Child Nutrition has been granted the ability to provide free meals to all students for the remainder of the 2020-2021.

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended certain flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.

 

In a release, the USDA said this unprecedented move is part of USDA’s unwavering commitment to ensuring all children across America have access to nutritious food as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

“As our nation recovers and reopens, we want to ensure that children continue to receive the nutritious breakfasts and lunches they count on during the school year wherever they are and however they are learning,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

 

CPSD’s Director of Child Nutrition Christell Hicks said she is excited that the USDA allowed for all schools to apply for this grant. “I’m really joyful that we’re able to provide meals to every student in the Clinton Public School District free of charge for the rest of the school year.”

 

The extension was announced during National School Lunch Week.